congrats to you anne!! #3 wow!! that's great. sometimes i think i would like to have 3 but i am not sure b/c of my age. then again i didnt think i wanted more than one in the beginning but my dh kept saying loo needs a sib. she does love other kids and ppl so much that i think it is true she might be a bit lonely by herself.
there is 3 of us from BC!! yipee. i hope you find a great midwife. here in victoria we have the most midwives per capita in all of bc so it is a bit easier to choose.
i felt pretty yukky today but some organic natural ginger ale really made me feel alot better. didnt really think it would but i needed to clean up so i just kept gluggin it down.
Anne Barkam was who was first recommended to me--so originally I was going to call her but since she moved to Ft. Langley I was trying Heather Hall who attended the homebirth of another friend--but she never returned my call so I tried Anne Barkam again--but it was Friday and they only have office hours Tues-Thurs. It was a frustrating week but I do have a FP in Vancouver who delivered (in hospital) my first 2 whom I adore but I do want to explore the option of a homebirth this time and am hoping the midwives won't be all full.
hollyhobbie, I'm 36 and will be 37 when the next one is born. I thought it was the last but my husband who only wanted 2 said something the other day about a fourth! Yikes! I love kids but am finding this whole preschool/toddler age thing exhausting!
anne... my girlfriend had heather hall and loved her. there are some great ppl at childrens hosp, if you are willing to travel that far, camille bush worked out of there last i heard. there are alot out there. if anne is full, you can get other midwife names off of her too dont worry...its early enough. you'll get through. heather was working on-call for anne this weekend which is probably y she hasnt gotten back to you, yet.
i am soooooooooo grumpy today. me and dh arent getting along. he decided that he would drink last night without me (he went to the island for a family reunion) one day after i found out we were pg. i dont know y i am so steamed....but i sure as hell am. :
i hate this 'feeling like crying all the time' feeling. usually i am NOT a cryer. i almost cried inside a resteraunt yesterday, with my parents Because the waitress asked everybody BUT ME their order...i am a basketcase!!!!!! (i didnt even bother going to her to give her my order after...i was too afraid id bawl!!!) LOL I am a LOSER!!!
I think I am too join you all too!!! I just found out today that I am I have no idea when i am due, because I can't remember when we had sex! I think I am due the first week of May!
I am from BC too! I want to find a midwife, but I doubt there are any here I went to the clinic to take a test because I didn't think I could be pregnant, but the sore nibbles when nursing and the horrible m/s already convinced me I had to go in!
congrats nym!!! are you in fort st. john?? i had a job in fort nelson once. i lasted 4 weeks and quit to go back to vancouver island!! i had this big romantic idea of the north! ha! it was not Cicely Alaska like in northern exposure if you ever saw the show a few years back! i dunno if there are any midwives up there. sorta doubt it too. i remember it being hard to get medical care as in a dr even in some smaller communities i have lived in! good luck to ya.
i am having sore sore boobs too with the nursing. i am basically nightweaning boo and i think she is ready but gawsh she is restless when i dont nurse her. which is a total pain when i am awake between 3 and 4 am b/c she is having a hard time fallin back asleep. i want to give in and nurse her but i know its a process so i have to be patient. i really dont want to be nightnursing 2!!!!
Yep, I am in fort st john. I doubt I will find a midwife here, even though FSJ has the highest birthrate in all of BC. There is only one OB/GYN too. I think Ill ask around and then maybe Ill go for an (un)planned homebirth :P
We moved here from Parksville on the Island, so it is hard, but there is work for DH here
it is so amazing that there is so many bc mom's on this thread. i have a friend IRL who is due about two weeks before me too! shes the one who got me into cloth diapering. nym, some day i will have to send you an email about when i moved from prince rupert to fort nelson in NOVEMBER! and my car broke down, then i got a flat tire just before FSJ. with my cat and dawg in the car!! then i got the last room in FSJ that night which i think was really a broom closet. well there are some beautiful things up there though and i understand the work thing. if my husband's job with ICBC ends then it'll be vancouver or probably some small town and i think i would prefer a small town. wow this is a book.
hope you find someone to help you deliver the baby. i am so glad i can have a homebirth again without worry. well that is if all goes well!! boo is in daycare 2 mornings a week so i can work at home doing an ebay thing and just do my running around. i feel guilty a bit but she seems happy to be with the other kids doing lots of activities. she was supposed to go to an infant preschool thing but the renos were delayed so it wont start until january. it is out of the jewish synagogue downtown. we arent jewish but we are a bi-racial family so i figure diversity is always good!!
nope, i just went to PR from gibsons for work b/c i was desperate and knew someone at alcohol and drug so i went.... i think i have worked in far too many communities in bc but i grew up in the lower mainland but i think of the island as home b/c my whole family is here now. my partner's family is from vernon now. his mom was from PR but during WW2 they were interned somewhere near vernon after losing their fishing boat and home and everything else!!
ok, i gotta get off the computer and get a life!! my dh took boo to the park so i am hogging it to my hearts content!
holy, holy, holy as my niece used to say. there are sure a bunch of BC mama's here.
congrats zebrabelly and len!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! more mommies the better.
sorry nym, it is depressing to think of having no midwife. i feel like my midwife is part of the family.
i got 3 packages of diapers in the mail today! yipee. two were small stuff and one bigger ones for cassia. it was so nice b/c i was having a crappy day b/c loo is havin a problem with constipation. she just cries and cant poop. from what i have read it is fairly common but disturbing none the less. i have a suspicion it is the milk we've been giving her so i went out and bought goats milk to try for a week.
hope everyone is feeling good. i feel exhausted today!
So I went to see the doctor today, and got some blood taken. I have to have a u/s on friday to check dates and such. I went and got some prenatal vitamins, but when I got home and looked at the bottle they are full of icky fillers, so I am going to take them back.
I am not looking forward to having to find a newborn diaper stash now. I hate the stress of it all
yikes, i guess i will have to do the bloodwork thing next time i go to the midwife. no u/s though. last time i didnt plan on having one at all then i needed one b/c of bleeding at 15 weeks. wasnt fun even though i guess it is supposed to be in a way. that sounds dumb. what i mean is some parents are looking forward to seeing the baby on the screen.
nym, do you knit?? i am going to re-learn at a rec centre course starting on sept 30. my mom is a real knitter and taught me a couple of times but i get stuck and frustrated so i thought a course once a week would be good. i want to be able to knit a soaker. i have my mom working on a couple for me right now. i have been buying the wool to try and control the outcome. putting together a nb stash right now is fun b/c last time i decided to use the diaper service to start and it was a disaster so i switched to huggies and that was that until about a month ago when i went cd mad
thank you hollyhobbie!
I think I am 3 weeks pregnant. We don't remember the exact day that it happened... I am not really sure how to know the due date. I have a doctor's appointment next week, but I don't plan to have any u/s unless I have to for medical reasons.
Dh is so cute. He just said he wished he could mount the positive preg test to the wall for display :LOL we are settling for taking a picture.
I am feeling kind of tired and my nipples hurt like crazy if anything bumps into them. Besides that I think I am doing pretty well
if you want to know then you can enter your last menstrual period in here http://www.medcalc.com/pregnancy.html
and it will tell you all your dates. may be a bit off depending on your cycle length and when you O'd. but it is fun anyways!!